East Caswell Street Median Construction  

Fast Facts

Project Type:
Median construction
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


The purpose of this NCDOT construction project is to build a median on East Caswell Street (US 74) in Wadesboro. The median will run from Graham Street to Allen Pond Road (SR 1749).

Currently, East Caswell Street (Andrew Jackson Highway) is a five-lane undivided roadway. According to NCDOT numbers at the time this project was conceived, the stretch of roadway for this project has average annual daily traffic of up to 34,000. Since those 2016 numbers, North Carolina has continued to explode in population.

There are three traffic signals in the project area, but rear ends, sideswipes, and other crashes are occurring too frequently. According to a five-year accident report from 2017, 313 crashes happened on this portion of East Caswell Street, with two recorded fatalities. The construction of a concrete median on this 2.9 mile corridor is intended to improve access management and improve mobility and safety along East Caswell.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

A public meeting was held in September 2018 in order to solicit community feedback on the proposed project. After public commenting, portions of the project were altered, including additional U-turn opportunities, a road extension from NC 52 to Holly Street, and changes to access at Wade Manufacturing.

As you can see, new construction often has a ripple effect well beyond the purpose of the project. What other impacts might be ahead for property and business owners? There are 90 parcels that are expected to be affected, but that number can change. Property can also be impacted even if it isn’t taken in full. Your property can be taken by the ripple effects of the government’s construction actions, even if they never declared they were taking it. Every construction project is different, and every case, client, and property is unique.

The first thing you should know is that the first offer may not be all you are entitled to. Do not accept the government’s first offer or you are likely leaving money on the table. Consider this the start of a negotiation and call the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm at 1-877-393-4990 or contact us online. Four of our attorneys used to work for the DOT, and now use that inside knowledge to fight for property owners.


NCDOT Project R-5798 Map 1

NCDOT Project R-5798 Map 2


  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2024-2025
  • Utilities – 2024
  • End Construction – 2026

Affected Properties

It is estimated that this project will impact more than 80 parcels of property. So far, the NCDOT has set aside $5,470,000 for property acquisition.

If you are one of these impacted property owners, we urge you to take action now and call us at 1-877-393-4990 for your free case evaluation.

Get a free case
evaluation today.

There are only a handful of attorneys in NC who practice eminent domain exclusively, and even fewer with NCDOT experience. We have several. That’s why its worth getting in touch with us for a free case evaluation.

Here’s how it works:

1) Tell us about your situation.

2) We research your property as needed, using DOT maps, our own technology, and experience to see the exact effects.

3) We let you know what we think a fair offer would be. This evaluation is free, and there’s no
pressure or obligation to hire us after.

But please don’t wait to act. Waiting can hurt your case, and the cost is the same: free.

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